Nobel Prize Summit
OUR PLANET, OUR FUTURE
The Nobel Foundation
Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been honouring individuals and organisations from around the world for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for work in peace. The world’s most important prize rewards discoveries and achievements that contributed to the greatest benefit to humankind in line with the will of Alfred Nobel.
“The prizes are awarded to those whose achievements have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind. Societies now face challenges unimaginable a century ago when Alfred Nobel wrote his will. Our summit will bring many great minds to bear on how to solve the world’s most pressing challenges and how to engage society, especially the youth, in doing so.”
- Lars Heikensten, executive director of the Nobel Foundation
The National Academy of Sciences
To meet the government’s urgent need for an independent adviser on scientific matters, President Abraham Lincoln signed a congressional charter forming the National Academy of Sciences in 1863. Since then, our work has shaped sound policies, informed public opinion and advanced the pursuit of science, engineering and medicine.
“The power of science is in its predictive ability – to forecast what the future will be for the next generations based on choices we make today. By heeding the science, we can create an equitable, sustainable, and prosperous future for all people on this planet.”
- Marcia McNutt, president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
PIK is a German government-funded research institute, addressing crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. It has been ranked as the top environmental think tank worldwide.
Stockholm Resilience Centre / Beijer Institute
A non-profit research centre at Stockholm University, specialising in sustainable development and environmental issues that work to generate insights to inform policymakers on ecosystem management and long-term sustainable development in Europe and around the world. Operates in close collaboration with the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
“The young people are saying: Listen to the science. The science is clear – we need a major economic transformation in the next decade to bend the curves of our destructive trajectories. We are now risking the stability of Earth’s life support system.”
- Johan Rockström, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Stockholm Resilience Centre